Mary Cipriano Silva

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The authors first critique Silva's 1986 article in Advances in Nursing Science entitled "Research Testing Nursing Theory: State of the Art." They specifically focus on her evaluation criteria for the empirical testing of nursing theory and then develop evaluation criteria for three alternative approaches to theory testing in nursing. In addition, they(More)
The degree to which investigators have tested nursing theory through empirical research is analyzed. The analysis is based on 62 studies in which the nursing model of Johnson, Roy, Orem, Rogers, and/or Newman was used as a framework for the research. The analysis shows that of these 62 studies, only nine met specified evaluation criteria for the explicit(More)
Carper's 1978 article in the premiere issue of Advances in Nursing Science encouraged nurses to consider four fundamental patterns of knowing. Through illustrations from literature and the performing arts, the authors address Carper's patterns of knowing in the context of an emerging philosophical shift. First, they critique the major strengths and(More)
The effects of changing trends in philosophies of science on nursing theory development and testing are analyzed. Two philosophies of science--logical empiricism and historicism--are compared for four variables: (1) components of science, (2) conception of science, (3) assessment of scientific progress, and (4) goal of philosophy of science. These factors(More)
This article discusses an interdisciplinary research project in which faculty from nursing and english collaborated in the assessment of students' critical thinking skills as reflected in writing portfolios. Faculty reviewed students' writing portfolios and then corresponded on email from two different universities about evidence of critical thinking in the(More)
Gibran (1923, p. 56) implies that a good teacher is wise and possesses wisdom. I believe his word choice of wisdom, not knowledge, was deliberate. For a teacher can possess much knowledge but little wisdom. Such a teacher, I think, would not grasp the concept of “the scholarship of teaching.” For underlying these few words is an implicit philosophy about(More)